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Razer's upcoming gaming tablet is already on track to become one of 2013's most popular gadgets. The demand for the device is currently so high that the company has had to temporarily suspend new pre-orders on the higher end $1,300 model.
Razer CEO Min-liang Tang reported on the company's Facebook page:
"We've had to stop taking pre-orders for the Razer Edge Pro as the preorders have gone beyond our foreseeable manufacturing capacity (i.e. all stock is sold out for the months to come)," he said. "We're doing all we can to get manufacturing lines up and running so please bear with us. We're doing everything we can to get more units out in the coming months. We appreciate the patience."
A limited number of $1,000 models are still available for pre-orders. Both this base model, as well as the $1,300 "Pro" version went on sale on March 1st. Razer will begin shipping the devices later this year, at which point more Razer Edge Pros will be made available.
The base Razer runs on Windows 8, features a 10.1 inch touch screen, an Intel Core i5 chip, an Nvidia GT 640M GPU, 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB solid state drive.
The pro model swaps out the processor for a faster Core i7 chip, doubles the amount of ram, and comes with either a 128GB or 256GB SSD.
The device was first announced at CES 2013, where Razer demonstrated its ability to play a number of high end PC game titles. The tablet was designed specifically with gaming in mind, and will feature a number of modular peripherals which can be attached, including a gamepad controller, keyboard, docking station, and backup batteries. The additions will cost anywhere from $50 to $250, and will be available upon launch.